How to Place Office Furniture. If you are starting a new business or want to adjust your current office, there are resources out there to help you. There is much to consider when preparing an office to run properly. The placement of office furniture can hinder or help a business' productivity.
Things You'll Need
- Desk and chairs
- File cabinets
Decide what kind of furniture will benefit your type of business. For example if you are an architect, your office will need different furniture to function properly than an accountant will.
Measure your available office space. Tape measures can be used to measure each length of the wall. Draw a sketch of your office space and record the measurements for future use.
Pick a sensible set up that will allow you to work without wasting time on unnecessary steps. For example, your desk or main work area should be the focus of the room and all other pieces of furniture should revolve around this center point.
Surround the furniture which you will use personally around the desk in a way to optimize available space and functionality. Place a trash can next to your desk. Your chair will be at your desk. File cabinets and other pieces of furniture that hold frequently used materials should be within an arm's reach.
Place additional furniture for clients if necessary in a friendly and welcoming fashion. Consider your profession when choosing where to put extra seating. As a psychiatrist your office furniture should be set up in an inviting and open fashion. If you are a banker it is appropriate to have a desk in between you and your clients.
Seek professional help. The Internet has some appropriate websites that will take care of your office furniture set up for a fee.